This education module on capital mobility explains the capitalist crisis, and assesses the impact of capital mobility on workers and trade unions. The module also provides stories of workers in the global supply chains and their struggles.
Victims and anti-asbestos activists met in Hanoi, Vietnam last September 6-7, 2015 to strengthen global solidarity against the killer mineral asbestos. Despite overwhelming scientific evidence against asbestos, including chrysotile, it continues to be used in various Asian countries and campaigners are worried about the explosion of asbestos-related disease in Asia in the coming years.
Vietnam witnessed the gathering of victims and OSH activists as the Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational and Environmental (ANROEV) held a conference in the city Hanoi last September 4-5, 2015.
Asia Monitor Resource Centre, through its Occupational Safety and Health Program, conducted an occupational safety and health (OSH) training with electronics workers from the Buc Ning Province in Vietnam last June 26-27, 2015. The 2-day Training of Trainors (ToT) took place in the export processing zone (EPZs) located inside of Buc Ning Province.
Southeast Asian economies show notable performance in the recent years. In 2013, for instance, the growth rate of the region’s gross domestic product (GDP) is 4.9 per cent compared to the entire world’s GDP growth rate of 3.0 per cent. However, despite this significant GDP growth rate, employment in Southeast Asia did not rise in the same rate as the GDP has risen. It has grown only by 1.5 per cent. Moreover, poverty remains prevalent and income gaps become wider. In other words, the economic growth in numbers does not translate to the improvement of the quality of lives of the people at the grassroots level.